Art and Environment: Frits Adriaans’ 14 Hours

Curaçaoan artist Frits Adriaans has a commitment to art and the environment. Adriaans works with recycled found objects and waste material that can be found around the island. With a hammer instead of a brush he creates paintings out of old plates, motor parts, pieces of machinery, and old boards.

Recently in Curaçao (January 30-31, 2010), visitors came in large numbers to Caracas Bay to see Frits Adriaans’ exhibition, “14 Hours,” featuring “20 unique works of art in a unique location.” The exhibition was opened by Hesley Heerenveen, also well known for his knowledge about the environment and concerns about the pollution on the island. Adriaans’ work presents the viewer with the problem of waste and draws attention to the importance of recycling.

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